Ex-Baltimore mayoral aide gets prison in book sales scam

A former aide who helped ex-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh fraudulently sell her self-published children’s books to nonprofits was sentenced Friday to more than two years in federal prison. Gary Brown Jr. apologized for his actions and expressed regret for bringing shame to his family and friends before U.S. District Judge Deborah Chasanow sentenced him to […]

Death toll rises to 2 people from Baltimore gas explosion

BALTIMORE (AP) — Two people are now confirmed dead following a natural gas explosion that destroyed three row houses in Baltimore and sent seven people to the hospital, authorities said Tuesday. A man was pulled from the debris shortly before 1 a.m. Baltimore Fire Department spokeswoman Blair Adams said at a morning news conference. Family […]

Preakness ends playing of ‘extremely offensive’ state song

BALTIMORE (AP) — The official state song “Maryland, My Maryland” will not be performed before the Preakness next month because the lyrics are perceived by some to be racist. A spokesperson for Pimlico Race Course, home of the Preakness, said Friday the tradition of playing the song before the race will be scrapped on Oct. […]

1 dead, 7 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homes

BALTIMORE (AP) — A natural gas explosion destroyed three row houses in Baltimore on Monday morning, killing a woman and trapping other people in the debris. At least seven people were seriously injured, and firefighters were searching for more survivors. Dozens of firefighters converged on the piles of rubble. A fourth house in the row […]

Jackson throws 3 TD passes for Ravens in 38-6 rout of Browns

BALTIMORE (AP) — There were no fans in the seats, no preseason games to draw from and an eerie, unfamiliar silence before each snap. In spite of it all, two constants prevailed in the matchup between the Cleveland and Baltimore: Reigning NFL MVP Lamar Jackson was the focal point of a high-powered Ravens offense, and […]

Slumping Yankees slugger Sanchez benched by Boone

BALTIMORE (AP) — Slumping New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez has been temporarily benched by manager Aaron Boone, who hopes the rest will help the slugger regain his stroke. Sanchez is mired in a 3-for-28 funk that’s dropped his batting average to .130. He was not in the starting lineup for Sunday’s game against Baltimore […]

Browns tackle Conklin not starting against Bengals

CLEVELAND (AP) — Backup right tackle Chris Hubbard will start over injured Jack Conklin for the Cleveland Browns when they host the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. Conklin, who was the Browns’ biggest signing in free agency this winter, injured his ankle and a finger in last week’s season-opening, 38-6 loss at Baltimore. He’s active […]

Pandemic highlights opportunity gaps in public schools

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — This pandemic has Geri Swann working her cell phone constantly as she deals with up to 100 emails a day seeking help for students and their families. Finding them Chromebooks, and then buying eyeglasses for kids squinting at screens. Helping people get unemployment checks. Delivering groceries so a woman can feed […]

Marlins end isolation in Philly and leave for Baltimore

MIAMI (AP) — The nightmarish first stop of the season for the Miami Marlins finally ended Sunday. The Marlins left Philadelphia, where they were stranded in isolation for a week after their season-opening series because of a coronavirus outbreak that sidelined half of the team. With the affected players already back in the Miami, the […]

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